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Garam Masala is a bonus dungeon in Magical Vacation. It is accessible from a platform in Opopmat Cave in the Dark Realm, which is unlocked when Latte has used his special power to make all four of Bruschetta's coworkers return to Opopmat Cave, and after the player has defeated the game's final boss. Garam Masala is home to powerful monsters and connects to the secondary bonus dungeons Tuoekat and Yekrut.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

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1-5[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
015 Gusty Symbol.png Flighty

1
016 Gusty Symbol.png Hummingwind

3
017 Gusty Symbol.png Breezy bat

23
018 Gusty Symbol.png Boomeranger

4
019 Gusty Symbol.png Weathercock

70
020 Gusty Symbol.png Mossy wind

24
021 Gusty Symbol.png Wanderanger

25
022 Gusty Symbol.png Galangale

14
023 Gusty Symbol.png Mistral

71
024 Gusty Symbol.png Puffone

14
025 Gusty Symbol.png Mammyth

72
026 Gusty Symbol.png Mastodonut

80
027 Gusty Symbol.png Cyclon

73
028 Gusty Symbol.png Tempes

80
155 Zappy Symbol.png Sparkler

22
156 Zappy Symbol.png Baby star

44
157 Zappy Symbol.png Magical lionfish

80
158 Zappy Symbol.png Blitz coyote

9
159 Zappy Symbol.png Thunderacoon

10
160 Zappy Symbol.png Ritz

43
161 Zappy Symbol.png Crackler

24
162 Zappy Symbol.png Lampgo

47
163 Zappy Symbol.png Fryclops

47
164 Zappy Symbol.png Yellow gerome

47
165 Zappy Symbol.png Mollusctric

80
166 Zappy Symbol.png Lionesspark

130
276 Gusty Symbol.png Shelforg

80

6-10[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
073 Catchy Symbol.png Singsong rabbit

18
076 Catchy Symbol.png Raucous racoon

39
077 Catchy Symbol.png Tapir dancer

22
078 Catchy Symbol.png Thorny horn

23
080 Catchy Symbol.png Marcher archer

60
083 Catchy Symbol.png Silver lunes

90
099 Antsy Symbol.png Chappy

5
100 Antsy Symbol.png Cocon

22
101 Antsy Symbol.png Attracterpillar

50
102 Antsy Symbol.png Dustfly

10
103 Antsy Symbol.png Champion fly

25
104 Antsy Symbol.png Gubneerg

11
105 Antsy Symbol.png Gubder

50
106 Antsy Symbol.png Dumbo

35
107 Antsy Symbol.png Mammoth

50
108 Antsy Symbol.png Mummy beetle

37
109 Antsy Symbol.png Sacred scarab

90
110 Antsy Symbol.png Flower chimera

50
111 Antsy Symbol.png Drilly pilly

90
112 Antsy Symbol.png Kamakiri

90
190 Inky Symbol.png Daffy dark

70
196 Inky Symbol.png Skulltimate

70
257 Inky Symbol.png Zaf lopik

30
273 Inky Symbol.png Beopooka

65
277 Inky Symbol.png Peg hasnel

90

11-15[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
086 Rocky Symbol.png Mudroom

21
088 Rocky Symbol.png Boron

4
089 Rocky Symbol.png Cocatrice

23
090 Rocky Symbol.png Carbon

45
091 Rocky Symbol.png Opaladin

45
092 Rocky Symbol.png Umberfrog

44
093 Rocky Symbol.png Rockadile

43
094 Rocky Symbol.png Mystery coffin

45
095 Rocky Symbol.png Shyclops

46
096 Rocky Symbol.png Drillmole

46
097 Rocky Symbol.png Dinnersaur

100
098 Rocky Symbol.png Gigandeur

100
115 Sticky Symbol.png Grass dancer

25
116 Sticky Symbol.png Droot

10
117 Sticky Symbol.png Tickle nut

23
118 Sticky Symbol.png Ehcorn

27
119 Sticky Symbol.png Mosslump

28
120 Sticky Symbol.png Jambul

27
121 Sticky Symbol.png Maple

29
122 Sticky Symbol.png Ash

60
123 Sticky Symbol.png Broccrab

60
124 Sticky Symbol.png Arboreal box

61
125 Sticky Symbol.png Crabean

100
126 Sticky Symbol.png Celeriac

100
232 Charity Symbol.png Medusa of love

27
278 Rocky Symbol.png Pucine

100

16-20[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
030 Gloomy Symbol.png Rotten butter

17
032 Gloomy Symbol.png Prickly fungi

27
033 Gloomy Symbol.png Moldlump

18
034 Gloomy Symbol.png Butter bug

19
035 Gloomy Symbol.png Beelzebub

28
036 Gloomy Symbol.png Venom fugu

55
037 Gloomy Symbol.png Poison bug

71
038 Gloomy Symbol.png Pelardon

55
039 Gloomy Symbol.png Moldy lizard

110
040 Gloomy Symbol.png Gorgonzola

56
041 Gloomy Symbol.png The Barbatica

73
042 Gloomy Symbol.png Poidjinn

110
170 Early Symbol.png Chrome spinner

44
171 Early Symbol.png Accel spinner

70
172 Early Symbol.png Tin clock

15
173 Early Symbol.png Chrome clock

45
174 Early Symbol.png Accel clock

71
175 Early Symbol.png Tin burner

16
176 Early Symbol.png Chrome burner

44
177 Early Symbol.png Accel burner

72
178 Early Symbol.png Tin bomber

45
179 Early Symbol.png Chrome bomber

110
181 Early Symbol.png Tin mage

46
182 Early Symbol.png Chrome mage

110
233 Charity Symbol.png Piggy

35
279 Early Symbol.png Toy cerberus

110

21-25[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
044 Pretty Symbol.png Golden bunny

4
045 Pretty Symbol.png Chippymunk

22
047 Pretty Symbol.png Crimson pouch

38
048 Pretty Symbol.png Revenjinn

24
049 Pretty Symbol.png Earl gold

47
050 Pretty Symbol.png Nostaldjinn

60
051 Pretty Symbol.png Gemfrog

39
052 Pretty Symbol.png Mr. Beauty

40
053 Pretty Symbol.png Mr. Alluring

47
054 Pretty Symbol.png Mr. Moral

120
055 Pretty Symbol.png Majoram

47
056 Pretty Symbol.png Delirious moss

120
142 Rainy Symbol.png Anemeny

20
143 Rainy Symbol.png Sealump

27
144 Rainy Symbol.png Chefish

39
145 Rainy Symbol.png Iglolem

19
146 Rainy Symbol.png Caiman

21
147 Rainy Symbol.png Teapure

28
148 Rainy Symbol.png Oslobster

120
149 Rainy Symbol.png Snowl

47
150 Rainy Symbol.png Squid warrior

47
151 Rainy Symbol.png Whirlcrab

47
152 Rainy Symbol.png Washark

120
153 Rainy Symbol.png Blizard

42
234 Charity Symbol.png Luvvy

42
280 Rainy Symbol.png Coltdora

120

26-30[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
157 Zappy Symbol.png Magical lionfish

80
165 Zappy Symbol.png Mollusctric

80
166 Zappy Symbol.png Lionesspark

130
167 Zappy Symbol.png Thorzeus

61
168 Zappy Symbol.png Electromosis

130
185 Inky Symbol.png Crowbat

5
186 Inky Symbol.png Unstinger

12
187 Inky Symbol.png Poltergeist

18
190 Inky Symbol.png Daffy dark

70
191 Inky Symbol.png Killcium

7
192 Inky Symbol.png Chopin

13
193 Inky Symbol.png Nighthog

19
196 Inky Symbol.png Skulltimate

70
202 Inky Symbol.png Pandowdy

50
203 Inky Symbol.png Befowled

130
204 Inky Symbol.png Plumpkin

70
206 Inky Symbol.png Magushrimp

130
207 Inky Symbol.png Jill-o'-lantern

130
235 Charity Symbol.png Cubby

49
281 Zappy Symbol.png Dipladet

130

31-35[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
128 Furry Symbol.png Skyhopper

12
129 Furry Symbol.png Siamese hyena

23
130 Furry Symbol.png Tanuki

55
131 Furry Symbol.png Cantapir

14
132 Furry Symbol.png Gatortilla

55
133 Furry Symbol.png Guerilla

24
134 Furry Symbol.png Lionbite

35
135 Furry Symbol.png Ironape

37
136 Furry Symbol.png Gorzilla

55
137 Furry Symbol.png Demonocab

56
138 Furry Symbol.png Rhinoshark

140
139 Furry Symbol.png Dyaria

140
140 Furry Symbol.png Demonarch

140
203 Inky Symbol.png Befowled

130
206 Inky Symbol.png Magushrimp

130
207 Inky Symbol.png Jill-o'-lantern

130
208 Inky Symbol.png Pandora's casket

140
209 Inky Symbol.png Harmster

140
212 Inky Symbol.png Imbayonet

140
236 Charity Symbol.png Homonkulus

56
274 Furry Symbol.png Zombie demice

140
282 Furry Symbol.png Silver bobble

140

36-40[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
011 Toasty Symbol.png Torch lizard

150
012 Toasty Symbol.png Guyclops

60
013 Toasty Symbol.png Salamander

42
016 Toasty Symbol.png Ignis

150
084 Catchy Symbol.png Minyo

150
208 Inky Symbol.png Pandora's casket

140
209 Inky Symbol.png Harmster

140
210 Inky Symbol.png Sasquash

150
212 Inky Symbol.png Imbayonet

140
213 Inky Symbol.png Tacombat

150
214 Inky Symbol.png Buttergoyle

150
237 Charity Symbol.png Donna

65
283 Toasty Symbol.png Brass mud

150

41-45[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
044 Pretty Symbol.png Mr. Moral

120
056 Pretty Symbol.png Delirious moss

120
148 Rainy Symbol.png Oslobster

120
152 Rainy Symbol.png Washark

120
154 Rainy Symbol.png Draingon

160
179 Early Symbol.png Chrome bomber

110
180 Early Symbol.png Accel bomber

160
182 Early Symbol.png Chrome mage

110
183 Early Symbol.png Accel mage

160
210 Inky Symbol.png Sasquash

150
213 Inky Symbol.png Tacombat

150
214 Inky Symbol.png Buttergoyle

150
215 Inky Symbol.png Bloodancer

160
217 Inky Symbol.png Wyrmbie

160
238 Charity Symbol.png Crushrimp

160
239 Charity Symbol.png Beegeezer

70
284 Pretty Symbol.png Flamezard

160

46-49[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
057 Edgy Symbol.png Baby scissors

2
059 Edgy Symbol.png Chopper

47
063 Edgy Symbol.png Razor death

47
066 Edgy Symbol.png Octopare

71
068 Edgy Symbol.png Sword fairy

170
069 Edgy Symbol.png Scimitar genie

73
070 Edgy Symbol.png Saber genie

170
213 Inky Symbol.png Tacombat

150
214 Inky Symbol.png Buttergoyle

150
215 Inky Symbol.png Bloodancer

160
216 Inky Symbol.png Belial

170
217 Inky Symbol.png Wyrmbie

160
218 Inky Symbol.png Poenix

170
240 Charity Symbol.png Engel

170

50[edit | edit source]

# Name Level Drops
216 Inky Symbol.png Belial

170
218 Inky Symbol.png Poenix

170
258 Furry Symbol.png Demice king

180
260 Gusty Symbol.png Wildbeak

180
262 Rocky Symbol.png Pucine the 2nd

180
263 Early Symbol.png Watchhound

180
264 Rainy Symbol.png Coup poire

180
265 Gusty Symbol.png Porpeak

180
266 Furry Symbol.png Zeif dengo

180
267 Toasty Symbol.png Liquid butter

180
268 Pretty Symbol.png Horned dragon

180
272 Inky Symbol.png Dinrendu

180
287 Inky Symbol.png Zodarakrew

180
- Early Symbol.png Magic doll

180
- Early Symbol.png Guardian

185

Items[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The gate to Garam Masala in Opopmat Cave.

To unlock Garam Masala, the player must first defeat the game's final boss and reload their save. Doing so unlocks a side quest wherein four dwarves can be found across the Dark Realm and Abyssal Realm. By talking to the dwarves with Latte in the party, his special power convinces them to join Bruschetta at Opopmat Cave in the Dark Realm. The four dwarves and their locations are listed below:

Name Location
Baguette Spollacs Swamp
Bagel The Badlands
Brioche Abyssal Corridor 3
Pretzel Despair Swamp 2

Overview[edit | edit source]

Before entering Garam Masala, the player must first talk to Peabee Anjay, who offers three difficulty modes for the dungeon: Lukewarm (easy), Flavorful (medium), and Spicy (hard). Once a difficulty mode has been selected, it cannot be changed unless the player exits Garam Masala and re-enters through Opopmat Cave. The chosen difficulty does not affect the level of enemies; rather, it affects the amount of gummy frogs that Porcelain Pots ask for, and whether the player is allowed to bring their own gummy frogs into the dungeon (only on Lukewarm and Flavorful). As for Spicy, all gummy frogs are confiscated immediately after the first Porcelain Pot in Garam Masala is removed (read Spicy Mode for details).

In order to complete the bestiary, it is recommended that the player first goes through Garam Masala on Lukewarm or Flavorful, and fight Dinrendu at Garam Masala 50. Once Ricebird joins the party at Garam Masala 50 on Spicy, Dinrendu and the exclusive enemies accompanying it will no longer respawn. Also, in order to recruit MD01-Tuna, the guardian must be fought at Garam Masala 50 on Flavorful or Spicy with at least one open spot in the party.

Since healing items are scarce in Garam Masala, an easy way to keep the party healthy is by using Let's Onsen in Link Mode. HP Pots and MP Pots can appear throughout the dungeon based on how many amigos have been registered via Let's Amigo.

Porcelain Pots and gummy frogs[edit | edit source]

A Porcelain Pot in front of a gummy frog shadow.

Porcelain Pots are placed around the dungeon specifically to hinder progress. By feeding a Porcelain Pot the amount of gummy frogs they demand, they disappear until the player re-enters the room. Gummy frogs must be fed to the Porcelain Pots in a batch, meaning it is not possible to feed multiple colors at once. However, unlike places such as the Pyramid, not all the Porcelain Pots need to be removed from each floor of the dungeon to progress; some Porcelain Pots lead to dead ends, or block corridors that can be otherwise reached on foot. The minimum and maximum demands are 1 and 20 respectively.

Below is a chart showing how gummy frogs fed to Porcelain Pots increase or decrease their demands, and how they vary between difficulties:

Lukewarm Flavorful Spicy
Green +1 +1 +2
Blue +1 +1 +1
Red =1 -1 ±0

Furthermore, shadowy monsters roam Garam Masala, engaging in combat when the protagonist walks into them. These shadows turn into green or blue gummy frogs when defeated, which also lowers the Porcelain Pots' demands depending on the color. The gummy frog is then added to the player's inventory (unless there are 99 of that frog on-hand), which gets marked on the Gummy Frogs Caught section of the report card. This cannot be prevented with Cabernet's special power.

Below is a chart showing how gummy frog shadows affect Porcelain Pots' demands:

Lukewarm Flavorful Spicy
Green -2 -2 -1
Blue -1 -1 ±0

Spicy Mode[edit | edit source]

As mentioned above, Spicy Mode begins with Peabee Anjay confiscating all gummy frogs on-hand. Moreover, the only way to reduce the Porcelain Pots' demands is by defeating green gummy frog shadows. Since there is a set amount of green frog shadows, there is also a limit to how many times the Porcelain Pots' demands can be reduced. Therefore, as green and blue frogs are being fed to the Porcelain Pots, their demands begin to increase rapidly. Gummy frogs can be obtained from random encounters, though because they did not come from frog shadows, they will not affect the demands.

To begin Spicy Mode, the player must first insert a red frog into the first Porcelain Pot, after which Peabee Anjay confiscates all remaining frogs. The main way to obtain red frogs is from treasure chests throughout Garam Masala, but it should be noted that the chests do not refill when exiting and re-entering the dungeon. As such, it is advised that most chests be left unopened on Lukewarm or Flavorful Mode, so that the red frogs inside can be used to clear Spicy Mode. If the party is at around level 200-300, and the protagonist is a light mage, the player can go to Yekrut 8F where an endless supply of red frogs can be found. By collecting 99 red frogs from Yekrut and returning to Garam Masala 5, working down the dungeon will be made significantly easier. In any case, the Porcelain Pots' demands should be kept around 1 gummy frog as often as possible.

Hidden party members[edit | edit source]

Throughout the dungeon are hidden party members. They can be recruited depending on the difficulty, and if there is at least one open slot in the party.

  • Chappy - Garam Masala 4 (any difficulty)
  • Pot - Garam Masala 9 (any difficulty)
  • Pucine the 4th - Garam Masala 21 (Flavorful/Spicy)
  • Dodo - Garam Masala 31 (Flavorful/Spicy)
  • Ricebird - Garam Masala 50 (Spicy)
  • MD01-Tuna - Garam Masala 50 (Flavorful/Spicy, missable)

History[edit | edit source]

According to legend, Garam Masala was used by magicians to put their abilities to the test, most notably Biscotti and Peabee Anjay. At some point, the previous manager of Iko Domnag in the Light Realm built MD01-Tuna, a high-end magic doll. Being one of the only dolls capable of naturally regenrating magic, many sought Tuna's power and a war sparked over its ownership. Biscotti settled the dispute by sealing Tuna within Garam Masala, which then sank beneath Muy Mot Desert. Tuna would eventually become a servant to the guardian, an almighty magic doll created in ancient times.[1]

Nomenclature[edit | edit source]

Its name comes from गरम मसाला garam masala, a mix of hot spices used in cuisine across the Indian subcontinent.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ガラムマサラ Garam Masala

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On Garam Masala 5, 7, 9, 14, and 15, it is possible to glitch the frog shadows' pathfinding, which makes them walk into each other and slip out of walls.

Videos[edit | edit source]


Spicy Mode guide by Malictory

References[edit | edit source]


Characters
Party ProtagonistPistachioAranciaGanacheKirschePecheBlueberryLemonLatteCassisCiderSesameChocolatCabernetOliveCandyChappyPotPucine the 4thDodoRicebirdPookaGummy FrogPuttyBrownMagic doll
Characters MadeleineBiscottiChardonnayVanillaBalsamicoPizzaVolcaneraTiramisuMousseMille-feuilleChiffonMeloneTortillaTarteTatinGateauParmesanQuattro FormaggiDab HasnelGrenadinePeabee AnjayMaceCinnamonGingerNectarMuskCocoaRad HasnelShallotKleinBlackcurrantEquillekrewKerendu
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Locations
Material Realm Will-o'-Wisp AcademyValencia Beach
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Dark Realm Spollacs Swamp EdgeMasala Chai VillageIce IslandGelato CaveTapioca Tea VillageEcir ThicketMuy Mot DesertOpopmat CaveAkvavit CastleEnigma ForestTreeman's ColonyOsim VillageEastern ForestMt. MorbierAbos VillageSpollacs SwampBrownie CavernToptoh Mines
Abyssal Realm The Great RockGazpacho VillageTandooriThe BadlandsMay VillagePyramidArkoAbyssal CorridorEarth of DarknessDespair SwampDrazzig GrottoRevival Chamber
Bonus dungeons Garam MasalaTuoekatYekrut
Gameplay
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